greater plantain

greater plantain

Biophilia cracks. was part of URBANisM, in the city of Mechelen, B, during the summer of 2015. Plantago major, grote weegbree, greater plantain Do not pick plants from the streets. Body: A poultice of the leaves can be applied to wounds, stings, and sores in order to facilitate healing and prevent infection. The active chemical […]

guernsey fleabane

guernsey fleabane

Biophilia cracks.   was part of URBANisM, in the city of Mechelen, B, during the summer of 2015. Conyza sumatrensis, hoge fijnstraal, guernsey fleabane Do not pick plants from the streets. Body: The extracted essential oil is antibacteria and anti fungal. Parts used: herb and flowers Do not use plants from polluted areas. Soil: Conyza sumatrensis is […]

birch

birch

Biophilia cracks. was part of URBANisM, in the city of Mechelen, B, during the summer of 2015. Betula, berk, birch Do not pick plants from the streets. Body: In spring cleansing sap can to tapped. Young leaves are dried and used in detox teas. Parts used: young leaves, sap. Do not use plants from polluted […]

sowthistle

sowthistle

Biophilia cracks.  was part of URBANisM, in the city of Mechelen, B, during the summer of 2015 Sonchus oleraceus, gewone melkdistel, sowthistle Do not pick plants from the streets. Body: Young leaves are eaten as salad greens or cooked like spinach. Parts used: young leaves. Do not use plants from polluted areas. Soil: Sonchus arvensis and […]

hulst

hulst

Biophilia cracks.  is part of URBANisM, en ontplooit zich in de binnenstad van Mechelen, tijdens de zomer 2015. Ilex aquifolium, hulst, common holly, houx Do not pick plants from the streets. Body: Tea from the young leaves is diuretic and lowers fever. Parts used: young leaves, dried. Do not use plants from polluted areas. Soil: Ilex […]